PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After receiving a tip that a woman using the suspect’s cell phone was selling heroin in Pittsburgh’s East End, police set up a drug buy in East Liberty on Friday.
Officers arrested 25-year-old Ashley Marion Wilson of Verona on charges of criminal conspiracy and possession of drugs with the intent to deliver.
Police said Wilson’s 2-year-old daughter was in the back seat of her rented car when they took the woman into custody.
“They found her; they caught her, what else is there to say? East Liberty is stepping up; police are doing their job,” said one local resident.
“It’s horrible, it’s sad. [I] feel bad for the baby in the end,” added another person.
The child was turned over to Allegheny County’s Children, Youth and Family Services Agency after Wilson and a 20-year-old woman, who was a passenger in her car, were both arrested.
The passenger, Dashaaei Byars, gave cops a false ID at first, and police say she also lied about her age.
Police say they set up an $80 heroin buy after contacting Wilson on her cell phone, but she drove off when an undercover officer approached her car on Larimer Avenue.
She was busted in a traffic stop a few blocks away in a pharmacy parking lot.
Officers said they found three bundles of heroin in plain view in her car.
Wilson did not have her toddler properly restrained in the back seat, and she did not have her driver’s license when she was arrested.